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Karl Talbot

Karl is a writer specialising in investing and personal finance content. He regularly contributes articles on savings, bank accounts, mortgages, and loans. He was previously a Personal Finance Writer for MoneySavingExpert.

Homeownership plummets: will house prices crash in 2022?

As house prices soar, levels of homeownership have plummeted among younger generations. So will house prices crash in 2022 to give them some hope?... More »

Can you inflation-proof your savings?

With prices officially rising by 4.2%, is there a way to protect your savings from inflation? Karl Talbot takes a look at your options. More »

Are you guilty of believing these two credit card myths?

A new survey reveals that two myths persistently abound about credit cards. What are they and what else does the data tell us? More »

Grants galore! Why there’s never been a better time to buy an electric car

The government is encouraging the move to electric vehicles by offering grants left, right and centre. Here's everything you need to know. More »

Got a Barclays bank account? Here’s why you may want to switch

Barclays will soon make a number of changes to its Blue Rewards scheme, all of which are bad news for customers. Here's what you... More »

Revealed: The 3 best-performing FTSE 100 stocks of 2021 (so far)

The FTSE 100 has had a decent 2021 so far, but what about individual stocks within the index? Karl Talbot takes a look at... More »

The UK has 50,000 mortgage prisoners: are you one of them?

The FCA has released its 'Mortgage Prisoners Review' that claims 50,000 homeowners are unable to switch deals. So how can you tell if you're... More »

These were the most popular stocks among UK investors last week

Stock markets slumped last week following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant. So which shares have UK investors been buying and selling? More »

Mortgage approvals plummet: are house prices set to crash?

The number of new mortgage approvals fell sharply in October. So does this mean house prices are set to crash? Karl Talbot takes a... More »

UK debt crisis? 1 in 10 Brits to use ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ to fund Christmas

Almost one in 10 Brits plan to use 'buy now pay later' services to fund their Christmas shopping. So does this mean the UK... More »

FTSE 100 plummets amid new Covid-19 variant. Will the stock market crash?

The FTSE 100 plunged on Friday following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant, raising fears of a stock market crash. So should investors... More »

How to beat easy access savings rates AND grab £50 cashback

Savings rates aren't great right now, but did you know that there is a way to beat easy access rates and grab yourself £50... More »

Is the UK on the cusp of a recession?

A recession is bad news for everyone. But what are the chances the UK economy is heading for another? Karl Talbot takes a look. More »

NS&I boosts Income Bond interest rate: how does it stack up?

NS&I has upped the interest rate on its Income Bonds. So how does its new 0.15% rate compare with the rates offered by other... More »

Amazon shopper? You can now get 3% cashback with this current account

Amazon shoppers are expected to spend billions in the run-up to Christmas. If you use Amazon, here's how you can bag 3% cashback. More »

Will you pocket the average pay rise in 2022?

The average private sector worker is set to bag a 2.5% pay rise next year. But is it enough in the face of rising... More »

Inflation surges to 4.2%: here’s what it means for you

Inflation is rocketing, with the Consumer Prices Index reporting prices are now rising at a rate of 4.2%. So how will rising inflation impact... More »

Car insurance prices are falling: can you save at renewal?

Car insurance is getting cheaper, with typical policies costing £54 less than they did a year ago. Here's how to cut the cost of... More »

Why Premium Bonds may now be a better bet than normal savings accounts

Premium Bonds have a payout rate of 1%. So with savings rates so low, is it worth chancing your luck each month? Karl Talbot... More »

What were the five most popular stocks among UK investors last week?

Tesla remains a hugely popular stock to both buy and sell. But which other stocks have UK investors been buying and selling recently? More »